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Postcards: Potatoes were once king in Orrick, although POWs might disagree

By Linda Emley I remember how shocked I was the first time I heard that World War II POWs had worked in Orrick during the potato harvest. When we think…

Adoption joy ‘beyond my wildest dreams’

By Lisa Stellansdottir and Aimee Simons/For The Richmond News Amanda Nachtmann started a new life when she arrived at Kansas City International Airport with her two new daughters, Vika and…

Jason: When pregnant wife’s sneeze begets something else, clock begins ticking on statute of limitations

By Jason Offutt The sneeze seemed innocent enough. My wife and I walked along the outer aisle of the grocery store when a dainty “a-choo” slipped out of her. She…

Cut to the Chase: In 2014, let’s work on improving life in rural U.S.

By Rebecca French Smith It’s an interesting time of year. As the New Year begins, we reflect.  For the past week, we’ve seen all sorts of topics to consider. Google…

Pat’s Pantry: Let’s ring in the New Year

By Pat Mills It’s New Year’s Eve and you need to make a dip or appetizer for your party. Your guests will not be able to leave the snack table…

Postcards: As we leave 2013, a big one beckons

By Linda Emley As 2013 winds down, I’m busy looking forward to what’s coming to Ray County in 2014. It’s going to be a great year to add many pages…

Richmond cheerleader marching in New Year’s Day parade in London, England.

Victoria Rickart will be representing the RHS cheerleaders in London over the holidays. After being chosen during the summer to cheer and dance in the London New Year’s Day Parade,…

Drivers gather to wish longtime leader well

By David Knopf/Richmond News Janine Clampitt, who’ll become director of Direct Transit Jan. 2, said she plans few changes to the well-oiled machine left by her mentor, Larry Goodloe. “I’ve…

Pet therapy a way of ‘touching hearts automatically’

By JoEllen Black/Richmond News Santa wasn’t the only special guest last week at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Syd, an outgoing Maltese female, brought a lot of smiles and a…

Southern Style: In this season of overeating, maybe sweatpants the way to go

By Randall Franks That pair doesn’t fit. OK, maybe this one fits. Ugh! I know these pants went all the way around me the last time I put them on.…